Fayette County

Volunteers needed to extend Mule Rock Creek Trail at Line Creek Nature Area

Warm winter day at Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Join fellow nature lovers and local Scouts on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. to help improve the Mule Rock Trail at Line Creek Nature Area, which is managed by Southern Conservation Trust.

Scout Garrick Larson has chosen to improve and extend a severely eroded, dangerous trail that leads down to the Mule Rock, one of the most interesting features at the popular nature preserve, located off Ga. Highway 54 at the Coweta County line. This project will qualify Garrick as an Eagle Scout and for the prestigious William T. Hornaday award for conservation service. Read More»

Whitewater upsets Northside

Sandy Creek's Alex Chisum caught several big passes, including this 30-yarder and later a 53-yard touchdown.

All three Fayette teams make second round of state playoffs

Whitewater upset the top ranked team in the state, knocking off Northside, Warner Robins 28-21. Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek both won big in their first round games.

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Mayoral maelstrom may be over: Steele trumps Haddix on roundtable

For all intents and purposes it will be Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele who will be one of the two Fayette County representatives on the Regional Transportation Roundtable that will produce a list of proposed transportation projects for the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The final list to be determined later will go before voters in mid-2012 in the form of a 10-year, one-cent transportation sales tax. Read More»

Andrea McBerry, 68, of Fayetteville

Andrea McBerry, 68, of Fayetteville, died November 8, 2010.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Larry McBerry; daughters Mary Ann and Emory Peeples and Patti and Wade Daniel; grandchildren Diana, Andrea, Crystal, Wade Jr., Christopher, and Nicole; great-grandchildren Joshua, Braden and Zoie; father and step-mother W.A. and Ruth Tribble. Read More»

Maxwell lawsuit seeks McCarty disqualification, alleges felony

Post 5 Fayette County Commissioner-elect Allen McCarty, left, and sitting Post 5 Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell.

McCarty says sales tax was paid 'months and months ago'

A lawsuit has been filed by Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell seeking the disqualification from office of J. Allen McCarty, who defeated Maxwell for his Post 5 Read More»

New store aims to satisfy community’s Apple needs

Grand opening of peachmac set for Saturday at The Avenue in Peachtree City.

Darryl Peck has been working with Apple since the 1980s, developing award-winning software for Macintosh computers in the 1980s and 90s and selling software and accessories on-line on one of the first internet retail web sites in existence.

In 2007, Peck and his wife, Anne, opened the first peachmac store in Athens. They opened one in Augusta the next year and one in Macon the year after that.

This year, the Pecks are opening two more stores, one in Marietta, which opened eight weeks ago, and one in The Avenue Peachtree City, the grand opening of which is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. Read More»

Reynolds Development Group begins building Haddonstone

Haddonstone’s model home is designed to impress, with energy efficiencies that are standard for all its homes. Photo/Special.

There is a new residential community beginning to take shape in Fayette County. A product of the Reynolds Development Group, Haddonstone is the site of what will become 52 custom one-acre homesites and 62 acres of nature preserve on 119 acres along Redwine Road just north of Ebenezer Church Road. The subdivision’s model home opened last weekend. Read More»

‘Sneak’ vote on county pay hike illegal?

When the Fayette County Commission voted at its Oct. 28 meeting to authorize $579,000 for employee “pay for performance” raises, it did so without providing notice to the public in advance. The idea was suggested by Commission Chairman Jack Smith during a discussion that was advertised on the commission’s agenda as “Further discussion resulting from a previous request from staff concerning current account and fund balances for Fiscal Year 2010.” Read More»

F’ville pitches $8.65 million roundabout plan for Hwys. 85N/92/Hood Ave. to county

Proposed plan for Hwys. 92/85 and Hood Avenue is overlaid on aerial photo.

A plan to fix the intersection of Ga. highways 92 and 85 North, plus Hood Avenue in downtown Fayetteville, was presented to the Fayette County Commission last week.

A big part of the fix is the addition of a roundabout to the west of the existing BP gas station, along with moving the traffic light on Hwy. 85 southward from the current Hwy. 92 intersection a few yards south to the existing non-signaled Hood Avenue intersection. Read More»

After winning election to BoE, Tolbert’s focus is budget

Sam Tolbert in January will replace Lee Wright in the Post 5 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education after his successful election bid in November. Aside from his experience in academics and in the corporate world, just who is Sam Tolbert and what does he think about public education and his role Read More»